[rfc-i] RFC Editor Model: RSE Responsibilities

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Tue Jan 20 07:38:21 PST 2009


Bob:

> >>    From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manage :
> >>
> >>   1: to handle or direct with a degree of skill: as a: to make and
> >> keep compliant <can't manage their child> b: to treat with care :
> >> husband <managed his resources carefully> c: to exercise executive,
> >> administrative, and supervisory direction of <manage a business>
> >> <manage a bond issue> <manage a baseball team>
> >
> > When I hear manage, I hear make assignments of work, prioritize
> > work, tell them not only what to do, but how to do it.
> >
> > Is that what you mean?
>
>I meant the key items included in the definition, especially:
>
>    to handle or direct with a degree of skill
>    to treat with care
>    to make and keep compliant
>    to exercise executive, administrative, and supervisory direction of
>
>I understand why this would want to be at a higher, say executive
>level, and not on day to day management.  But I think the RSE has to
>have the ability to manage.

Our notes crossed in the net.  I'd also be happy with "exercise 
executive-level management".  I completely agree that the RFC Series 
Editor must have both technical and management skills.

Russ 



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